Collected on March 3, 1992, this specimen was found in Franklin Township, Ohio (Adams County) by Allison Cusick. Allison is an active research associate at the museum and has collected more than 4,600 specimens (and counting) for Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s herbarium.
A rare species of conservation concern, Trillium nivale (snow trillium) grows less than 4 inches tall and is found in rich forest understories. It is one of the earliest spring flowers to bloom in our region, sometimes even while snow is still on the ground. When you see these flowers, know that spring will arrive soon!
Botanists at Carnegie Museum of Natural History share pieces of the herbarium’s historical hidden collection on the dates they were discovered or collected.
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